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Eastleigh: Kenya’s global Somali hub

By PAUL GOLDSMITH | Sunday May 7, 2017 IN SUMMARY Eastleigh has always been one of Nairobi’s more distinctive spaces, a multi-ethnic and interactive free zone abutting the city’s ‘historical’ estates… Read more »

Somalia Says It Will Resume Printing Currency Soon

FILE – Somalia’s Central Bank Governor Bashir Issa Ali speaks during a Reuters interview in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, Jan. 28, 2016. By Harun Maruf | February 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — Somalia intends… Read more »

WorldRemit founder: ‘I lost my job to uncover UN fraud’

Growing up in Somaliland, Ismail Ahmed saw the power of money transfers. He later learned the sector’s potential for corruption Ismail Ahmed exposed alleged corruption in the UNDP’s Somalia remittance… Read more »

Eastleigh holds second business summit

By Citizen Team For Citizen Digital | December 17, 2016 Preparations are in top gear as Eastleigh prepares to hold the second annual business summit on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The… Read more »

Interview with Abdullahi Ali: Discussing Investments in Kenya and Somalia

Abdullahi Ali, Chairman and CEO of Simba Investments and member of the Somalia National Alliance Party (SNAP)   October 24, 2016 Please could you introduce yourself to our audience? My… Read more »

Tunisia and Somalia apply to join Comesa

Delegates from the 19 member countries that make up the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa attend a summit on February 26, 2014, in Kinshasa. PHOTO | FILE |… Read more »

The rise, fall, then grudging acceptance of khat, East Africa’s controversial stimulant

A khat plantation in Kenya. The stimulant’s prohibition in the UK was a bitter-sweet blow for growers, who now enjoy state support for the first time. Reuters/Thomas Mukoya By Neil… Read more »

Hussein Muktar Nurtures Understanding Between Cultures

His gift of language helps to build farms, starting with New Roots in Lewiston, a new cooperative owned by Somali immigrants Hussein Muktar at New Roots Cooperative Farm in Lewiston… Read more »

St. Anthony: No signs of settlement in dispute over Afro Deli

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY June 12, 2016 – 2:00 PM Afro Deli, the signature commercial business in the 7-year-old African Development Center (ADC) on the West Bank, likely will close… Read more »

Doors Open to Foreign Banks in Somalia After Half-Century Hiatus

Monday, May 30, 2016 Kenyan banks are competing against lenders from Gulf nations seeking licenses to operate in Somalia as the strife-torn country opens up the industry to international companies… Read more »